Bill and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, head of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of The Condemnation of Blackness, discuss the importance of confronting the contradictions of America’s past to better understand the present.
Muhammad describes the New York City Police Department’s “Stop and Frisk” program as “an old and enduring form of surveillance and racial control”
This jawn needs to be watched. He also explains how the system was designed to keep black people down and how the shift in knowledge away from the humanities in schools keeps people from learning American history accurately. I’m copping his book.